Why Rent an Apartment in Old City?

Old City is a haven for tourism, with countless visitors passing through the area every day to take in sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. But there’s a lot more to see and do if you stick around. So why rent an apartment in Old City?

Here are a few of the top reasons.

Arts & Culture

Art galleries are located on just about every block of Old City, which has become a haven for artists of all stripes. No matter your artistic interests, Old City offers ways to both engage and explore those passions. It is also home to a number of the city’s leading arts and cultural organizations, such as FringeArts and Christ Church Neighborhood House.

Commuting Options

If you’re considering renting an apartment in Old City and are a practical thinker, the commuting options alone are a great reason. Old City residents can hop onto the SEPTA Market-Frankford line on Market Street and be in Center City in just five minutes. Dozens of bus routes run throughout the neighborhood, connecting to locations throughout the city and in the suburbs. It’s also situated right near I-95, one of the main thoroughfares along the entire East Coast.


Old City celebrates the diversity of its residents throughout the year, with cultural festivals, community events, and more. The neighborhood is a melting pot of residents of all ages and backgrounds, who often join together for fundraisers and charity events. Though situated in a large city, Old City is like a small town unto itself, where everyone knows and supports one another.

Outdoor Adventure

Explorers will have lots to see and do in Old City. The neighborhood borders the Delaware River, where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy water sports or exercise along the docks. Public spaces, dog parks, and even historic cemeteries provide ample opportunities for outdoor adventures.

History Comes to Life

Old City takes its status as the birthplace of the nation very seriously, and infuses history into nearly everything. Historic re-enactors are commonplace, outdoor festivals almost always include colonial-themed activities, and even modern events have a historic feel, with one Old City crawl led by a Revolutionary War re-enactor, who takes participants to a colonial-era tavern.

If you’ve been convinced as to why you should rent an apartment in Old City, contact us today to find out more about our offerings!

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Contact Waterfront I in Old City Philadelphia

Let us introduce you to luxury living at our Old City, Philadelphia apartments along the Delaware River Waterfront. The Old City neighborhood is a fun and upbeat place to explore and call home. Inside each of our pet-friendly apartments you’ll find contemporary amenities like open floor plans, ample closet space, and wood flooring. At Waterfront I we believe in building a strong sense of community among our residents and within our city. 

Ask our leasing agents about the many community features, amenities, and incentives available, including a complimentary membership to MetroFit fitness center and our preferred employer program, offering reduced security deposits and waived application fees for employees of recognized companies. 

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